I/A Series 8.5 suite cyber security solution
Invensys Operations Management
Oct 21, 2009
I/A Series 8.5 suite cyber security solutionThe I/A Series 8.5 suite is a cyber security solution that includes control system enhancements and consulting services that support compliance requirements of major new cyber security standards, such as those put forth by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is adopting NERC standards CIP-001 through CIP-009, compelling companies to become NERC compliant by the year 2010. This means having to learn the requirements, design and implement the policies and procedures and, in some cases, install additional equipment. Among the I/A Series technology features that support cyber security protection and compliance are the ability to create stronger passwords, such as by mixing types of characters, controlling length, managing failed password attempts and password aging; ability to reduce lock-down security vulnerability; and strengthening workstation hardware to remove unused programs, services and ports. Both of the primary control processors used in I/A Series systems, for example, have received Level 1 Achilles Certification from Wurldtech, a leading provider of cyber security testing and certification for critical infrastructure industries. Depending on the client’s situation, a typical Invensys cyber security consulting offering includes the following services: Gap analysis assessment against standards; development of a plan to address shortcomings; development of an overall security architecture; integration with IT and other systems and procedures; validation of cyber security policies and procedures; and execution and implementation of security upgrades and procedures.
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